Field Trip to London
20–23 June 2010
‘The success of any public space can be measured by the number of spontaneous exchanges.’ (David Engwicht)
For Field Trip, which has sent four young architects and artists to cities in Austria, Heidrun Primas will make a journey in the opposite direction – from Graz to London – collecting ideas, objects and experiences before her trip and after her arrival in London, which will be consolidated in an installation and a performance in the evening and afternoon on 21 June 2010.
The work of Heidrun Primas is concerned with both the fixed and indeterminate properties of public space and the rules, codes and conventions that inform its production and our conduct as individuals in it. Her projects start from practical and experimental explorations, which translate into temporary interventions in her work as an artist, and concrete architectural propositions in her architectural practice in order to ‘bestow space with new meaning and find a refined concept of what architecture is’.
Heidrun Primas studied art before gaining her Diploma in architecture (*Landgewinnung* _ eine Reise; ‘regaining land’) with Prof. Hans Kupelwieser at the University of Technology, Graz, in 2008, where she now teaches at the Department of Spatial Design and the Department of Architecture and Media. Since 2005, Heidrun has worked on a number of award-winning competitions and projects with Studio Thomas Pucher and as an independent curator and artist on projects and interventions in the public realm. Most recently, Heidrun curated Shared space, an exhibition charting a new culture of public space for the Haus der Architektur, Graz. She is a board member of the Haus of Architektur and chairwoman of the board of Forum Stadtpark Graz.